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Spanish Beef with Green Olives

This recipe for Spanish Beef with Green Olives has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

Orce Serrano Hams market a range of authentic Andalucian cured meats, in particular Serrano Hams, olive oils, vinegars and wines. The business is situated in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, which is the home of Serrano Hams, and ships direct from Spain. All of the products are locally produced with many being used in local restaurants and tapas bars where Serrano Ham is a great favourite. If you are looking for a taste of real Spain the Orce Serrano Hams can supply you with it!

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This Spanish beef recipe is one of only a few traditional beef recipes from Spain. Meat dishes tend to be predominantly pork and lamb and in Andalucia it is rare to find beef recipes on the menu. The use of olives in this dish adds some real Spanish flavour and compliments the beef extremely well.

Ingredients for Spanish Beef with Green Olives

1kg Beef (topside is good) cut into steaks
1 Large onion diced
1 Green pepper diced
2 tbsp Plain flour
Red wine
Olive oil
1 Jar pitted green olives halved

How to make Spanish Beef with Green Olives

  • Fry the beef steaks to seal then add to a casserole dish.
  • Saute the onion and pepper, add flour and cook for 2 minutes before transferring to the casserole dish with the beef.
  • Add 2 glasses of red wine and 500mls of water and cook for 1 hour
  • Add the olives and cook for a further 20 minutes
  • Serve piping hot.

Serves 4

Spanish Beef with Green Olives

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams